An unplanned pregnancy can be quite a shock for someone who has not been considering becoming a parent. The initial shock is often replaced by a feeling of being completely overwhelmed. A person might first think of abortion as a quick way of getting out of the situation. But, there are alternatives to abortion that truly benefit both mother and child.
So, what are the alternatives to abortion?
If you’re single, you can choose to become a single parent. Before considering this option, it’s important to determine of you have the support of family and friends, and potentially the baby’s father. Members of your support system need to be committed to take a ‘hands-on’ approach. You need people who will be right there with you to change diapers and to wake up in the middle of the night for feedings. You need people who will help with doctor’s appointments, cleaning, shopping, and the list goes on. It’s also important to consider the financial needs of you and your baby if you make the choice to become a single parent.
If you believe that your situation will improve in the near future, you could consider a temporary placement. This type of placement is best with a close family member or person you trust as a guardian. Legal temporary guardianship will ensure that your baby is cared for while you work to get into the position of being able to provide for your child. But, this is just a short-term solution, and if you aren’t sure you’ll be able to take on parenting responsibilities in the near future, you might want to think about a more permanent placement.
Adoption Gives Your Baby a Chance at a Wonderful Life
Placing your baby with an adoptive family is not an easy choice to make. However, it is a very unselfish choice, and a caring decision to make for your baby. As an alternative to abortion, adoption gives you a way to provide your baby with loving parents and a home. Adoption gives you a way to provide your baby with everything you dream of for him. And, adoption can also provide you with an ongoing relationship with the child, if that’s what you choose.
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